Alumni & Foundation

The Missouri Western Foundation

The Missouri Western State University Foundation was established in 1969 as an independent entity to promote private giving to help the University move into the forefront of public higher education. The Foundation encourages, holds, invests and disburses private gifts of cash, securities, appreciated assets and personal property, all toward the goal of providing services, programs and facilities that strengthen the mission of the University. Donations and gifts may be restricted to target specific interests of the University including scholarships, awards, equipment grants, program funding and capital improvements, or may be unrestricted to assist with the future needs that meet the goals of the institution. 

Capital campaigns allow the Foundation to secure private sector resources to perpetuate the distinctive values and contributions of Missouri Western State University. Major gifts to the Foundation have contributed substantially toward the growth of the University and its continuous goal of excellence in such projects as the Fulkerson Center, Spratt Memorial Stadium video scoreboard, Bill Snyder Pavilion, Victory Plaza, MWSU Fieldhouse renovations, Leah Spratt Hall, the Glenn E. Marion Memorial Clock Tower, the University Plaza, Kelley Commons, the Walter Cronkite Memorial, Agenstein/Remington Halls project, improvements to Potter Hall and the Hearnes Center, and the establishment of the Craig School of Business & Technology.

The Missouri Western Foundation is a tax-exempt corporation governed by its own Board of Directors; therefore, gifts made through it are tax deductible as appropriate. Its activities are directed by an independent, volunteer board that works closely with the University administration to identify needs and allocate funds. More information can be found at

The Missouri Western Alumni Association

The Missouri Western Alumni Association was established in 1970 to be the central link between MWSU and its alumni. The Association promotes and fosters a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship between alumni, MWSU, its students and the community to support the goals, traditions and mission of MWSU. In support of this mission, members of the Alumni Association Board work to promote recruitment, retention, advocacy, and financial support while also encouraging alumni and friends to use their time, talents and energy for the advancement of MWSU. 

During Homecoming week, the Association recognizes outstanding alumni, a current faculty member, graduating students and a University supporter at its annual banquet. Nominations for the awards may be submitted year round on the Alumni website. The Association serves more than 29,000 Missouri Western alumni who reside in all 50 states, as well as several foreign countries and territories. More information can be found at